Here's a fun fact for those in the Owatonna area: The City's compost site is open! Perfect news to hear, and just in time for Earth Day.

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If that doesn't excite you, I don't know what will. Now, you may not care, but I promise you, you should.  

In the State of Minnesota brush, garden waste, grass clipping, leaves, and other compostable yard substances are prohibited from being placed in your household garbage pickup, which means you'll need a different place to dispose of them...

AKA, the City's compost site.

The compost is open 8-4:30 Monday through Friday, and 9-2 on Saturday. It's located at 400 W 32nd Avenue in Owatonna.

Composting is actually quite beneficial. Using the compost improves soil structure, which in turn helps plant growth. Plus, it binds contaminates, and degrades compounds. 

The City of Owatonna points out that the community as a whole produces less solid waste (which fills up landfills) when using the compost.

To see, what is accepted at the City Compost, head over to the City's website.

Disclaimer: You will have a small fee depending on what you drop off, but don't let that discourage you. Just think of favorable composting is for the environment. 

Speaking of money, you can buy black dirt and mulch from the compost too!

Earth Day is tomorrow, so I urge you to find ways to reduce your footprint. I've given you just one idea, but there is so much more you can do. 

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